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Old 06-25-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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[NYC should be glad] THAT we are not on this list!

most-dangerous-cities-247: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

Last edited by bmwguydc; 06-25-2011 at 11:49 PM.. Reason: Edited for continuity before relocating to proper forum
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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They mention Detroit a lot, no shock there.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah, I am sure people in Mott Haven are just ecstatic.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I wouldn't get too excited. Some neighborhoods in New York City, if they were they became their own cities, would have the same crime rates as the ones in the article.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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I'm just happy Cleveland is off the list...for now
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I knew it was a bit run down, but I didn't know New Haven was that bad. The others are kind of unsurprising to me. Although I didn't think of Rockford much one way or other.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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24/7 Wall St. looked at the ten most crime-plagued cities in the U.S. with populations of more than 100,000.

A city of 90k and a city of 102k isn't a whole lot different. They should really cut the population off at 50k to account for the industrial small cities of the northeast and midwest. (Camden, E St Louis, Compton, etc)

100k might be a tiny town in CA, but back east, it excludes most of the minor cities.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I dislike these lists. I've been to 3 of the cities on this list (Flint, Detroit, Baltimore). The downtown/business districts are not scary at all, and for the most part are worth visiting. It's too bad that lists like these keep people from visiting these cities, because these statistics mostly come from run-down residential areas where people know each other. Downtown business districts in these three cities are safe and enjoyable. Now people will avoid these cities like the plague, which only perpetuates the problem of poverty, unemployment, and crime.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I dislike these lists. I've been to 3 of the cities on this list (Flint, Detroit, Baltimore). The downtown/business districts are not scary at all, and for the most part are worth visiting. It's too bad that lists like these keep people from visiting these cities, because these statistics mostly come from run-down residential areas where people know each other. Downtown business districts in these three cities are safe and enjoyable. Now people will avoid these cities like the plague, which only perpetuates the problem of poverty, unemployment, and crime.
I think these lists are more useful for people/businesses that are relocating as opposed to tourists. I've been to Downtown Baltimore...and yes it's nice, but visiting downtown for a few hours and living in the same city are totally different things.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: NYC BABY!
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[NYC should be glad] THAT we are not on this list!

most-dangerous-cities-247: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
We (NYC) haven't been on the list in some time. In the 90's and before, over here was a mess, but the crime rate has improved big time over recent years.
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